What made you select the XMA Cryogenic Attenuators as featured products? How do these products offer value ?
The Cryogenic line of Attenuators from XMA is the epitome of purposeful design. By understanding how the resistive attenuation generates heat in the Quantum Computing environment of millikelvin temperatures, they have chosen materials and structures which disperse the heat through attenuator body rather than the coaxial lines. These components dissipate the generated heat into the immediate environment rather than off-loading it into the coaxial cables to be carried to other chambers and interfering with the Quantum Processor. Learn more about Quantum Computing and RF interconnect.
What are the key features/specifications of the XMA Cryogenic Attenuators?
XMA Cryogenic attenuators are built using precision attenuation elements produced by their in-house thin-film lab which are created specifically for cryogenic environments and the bodies they reside in. Additionally, they are available in bulkhead, ganged, and standard configurations, and in a wide range of attenuation values and interfaces. Having three configurations provides system designers with heat mitigating options and physical functionality to fit in congested environments with as little impact on the system as possible.
- Performance down to 4 millikelvin
- Available with SMA, 2.92mm, 1.85mm, and SMP interfaces
- DC to 65 GHz operating frequency
- 2.92mm Bulkhead and Ganged SMPM blocks available
- Half and whole step attenuation values up to 20 dB
What are common markets/applications?
Since Quantum Computers rely on successive thermal vacuum chambers to progressively get down to 2-4 mK at the processor, these CRYO attenuators are also perfect for:
- TVAC chamber testing
- Space flight and launch vehicles.
- High-altitude, low temperature aircraft
- Particle accelerators
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About Dan Smoliga
Dan Smoliga is the Coaxial Component Product Manager at RFMW with expertise in the U.S. and global aerospace and defense markets. Dan is specialized in connectivity and system solutions, which include coaxial assemblies & harnesses, fiber optics, LEMP/HEMP protectors, antennas, and mounting/routing structures and enclosures.